Wes Anderson's latest premieres at the Berlin Film Festival.
Tucked away in a small strip center at Hillcroft and Braeswood is the Russian General Store, an unassuming shop that looks small from the outside, but contains a multitude of treasures on the inside. From the moment you walk in, you'll hear Russian being spoken. In fact, there's a good chance that ... More >>
The best of continental cuisine all in one beautiful, good mix.
With all the excitement buzzing around the rumored Destiny's Child reunion during Beyoncé's Super Bowl Halftime set on Sunday, one could be forgiven for picking up a copy of the iconic girl group's latest compilation album, the imaginatively titled Love Songs. After all, it includes a whole stack o ... More >>
Nothing says nostalgia like your birthday. Each year, my mom would make my brother, sister and me our favorite meals for our respective birthday dinners. I'd get super pissed when it was my sister's -- Pork Chops and Apple Sauce (though I love it now) -- and semi-excited when it was my brother's -- ... More >>
All throughout the world, different cultures have their own way of celebrating and ushering in the New Year. (And, of course, not everyone celebrates the New Year on January 1.) And while most Texans are familiar with the idea of having a pot of black-eyed peas or Hoppin' John on New Year's Day, the ... More >>
Although Midtown may be more well-known for its bars and late-night clubs, there isn't a shortage of good food to be found -- even if the neighborhood is steadily losing many of the Vietnamese restaurants that once saturated the area. In keeping with Midtown's current incarnation as the drinking-ou ... More >>
July 4 is truly America's national holiday, because it combines two of the country's grandest traditions: Taking the day off work and blowing shit up. Because freedom isn't free, fireworks and other explosives are embedded in America's formative myths and our national character. Also, they're pretty ... More >>
Superheroes bump superegos in Joss Whedon's all-star film.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy takes us back to the Cold War.
I had passed CHA Champagne & Wine Bar on Waugh across from Whole Foods so many times but hadn't stopped in until this week. I was in a celebratory mood because I'd gotten 90 percent of my Christmas shopping done on Cyber Monday and felt I deserved a pat on the back glass of Champagne. A frien ... More >>
Ludwig GuttenbrunnThe old joke goes something like this: "Why couldn't they find Beethoven's teacher?" "Because he was Haydn?" "No, because they stole his freakin' skull and passed it around for phrenologist to fondle!" Ok, the old joke stops before the decapitation of one of the greates ... More >>
bbc.comMy, those little turkens sure do look delicious!What has the body of a chicken, the head of a turkey, and is bred for its skills in magic? Okay, so that last one's a rip on Napoleon Dynamite, but there really is such a beast, originating in the far corners of Eastern Europe. Recently ... More >>
boo_liciousCall it my wine bar intuition. Sometimes, a place just doesn't sit right with me. Lately I've been thinking about why that is. Generating a successful wine bar means much more than meeting the general requirements of wine service, such as knowledgeable staff and proper storage. Qu ... More >>
Techno-punks have a new MC and a new message.
An Eastern European friend gave me some Gyulai salami recently. My kids won't eat it, and neither will my dog. But I love the stuff. It is the hottest salami I have ever encountered. The one I tried is made by Bende Meats, a company just outside of Chicago that specializes in Hungarian produc ... More >>
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Heading into work this morning, we noticed two guys walking down Milam who we assumed were either crazy American or regular German tourists.They looked like twins and were dressed identically, each sporting a frame backpack with a bedroll attached to the top. We didn't think much of it, until the ... More >>
It's a sure bet that when Neil Armstrong dies, coverage will be limited to a two minute retrospective culminating with "One small step for man..." playing over his official NASA photo. Meanwhile, CNBC today is still reporting on the "financial impact of Michael Jackson's death." One walked on the m ... More >>
The Japanese were bombing Pearl Harbor, and Nicolas Maershbecker's ship was stuck. Maershbecker was an engineer on the USS Perry, a high-speed minesweeper, and responsible for starting the boilers in the engine room. He couldn't, though, because the ship's smokestacks were still blocked by ... More >>
Hungary's most respected classical music performers stop off in Houston on their way to Carnegie Hall
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Tom Withers drops his drum 'n' bass on Clark's
A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions
Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson's cash-in pays off
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Shell Game, Desperately Seeking Susan, Hungary for Tex-Mex
Talking heads handicap the opening of this Holocaust documentary
In the 1930s, Paris was quite a city. And Brassai was quite a photographer.
A restaurant aims to conquerHouston with Austrian open-faced sandwiches